Greene County, TN

Reaves, Waddell Reach Semifinals In State Doubles

MURFREESBORO — Carson Reaves and Macey Waddell made school history one last time Thursday afternoon. The Lady Rebels’ first-ever doubles team to reach the TSSAA state tournament became South Greene’s first female tennis players to win a match on the big stage. Reaves and Waddell won their state quarterfinal match before bowing out in the semifinal round in the TSSAA state championship at the Adams Tennis Complex. “It feels very...
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Local DAR Member Wins State American Heritage Contest

A Greene County woman’s cross-stitch handiwork has earned her first place in a state-level competition sponsored by the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. In addition to her state win, Linda Townsend, who is a member of the Nolachuckey Chapter of the NSDAR, also received an Honorable Mention at the national level for her entry, which was a map and history of Greene County, pre-1800. The American...
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Johnson City Press

Bridging Time: Conway Bridge

“Bridging Time” — a monthly series featuring photos by Calvin Sneed — highlights steel truss and concrete arch bridges throughout the United States. During his travels, Calvin has taken more than 30,000 photos of 900 or more bridges (mostly in the Southeast). This month’s featured bridge is the Conway Bridge.
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The Greeneville Sun

Greene Devils Fall In State Semifinals

MURFREESBORO — Despite playing some of its best soccer, Greeneville won’t have the chance to prove itself as Tennessee’s best 2A team. The Greene Devils took three times as many shots as their semifinal opponent. Valor Collegiate Academy managed only two shots on goal, but one found its target and lifted the Wildcats into Friday’s 2A state championship with a 1-0 win over Greeneville on Wednesday’s windy semifinal round. “In...

Optimist Club Honors Top Local Law Enforcement Officers

The Optimist Club of Greeneville honored three local law enforcement officers during its annual “Respect For Law” recognition awards held May 12 at Casa Gurerrero Restaurant. This year’s Officer of the Year honorees were Greeneville Police Officer Matt Stanley, Greene County Sheriff’s Department Patrol Sgt. Mark Crum, and Greene County Corrections Officer Jenna Handshoe. Hugh Seaver, who serves as Respect for Law chairman for the Optimist Club, welcomed members of...

Wagner, Mancil, Church Win State Titles

MURFREESBORO — Logan Wagner stressed he just wanted to enjoy himself. Holding school records felt secondary. As of Tuesday, the South Greene senior had accomplished both. Wagner enjoyed himself all right, and he’ll bring two Class A state championships back to Rebel Hill. “It was a great time,” Wagner said. “I love track and everything that track has done for me. I’m going to keep working at it.” ...

Stevenson-Williams, Greene Devils Go Out On Top

MURFREESBORO — Talk about going out on top, Jaden Stevenson-Williams took the first place podium four times. The last time had to be the most special of them all. Stevenson-Williams, the fastest runner in Greeneville High School history, got to celebrate a state championship with his teammates Tuesday night. With 68 points, the Greeneville boys track and field team won the TSSAA Class 2A state championship at Dean A. Hayes Stadium. ...

What’s happening this weekend in the Tri-Cities?

(WJHL) – Tri-Cities residents have plenty to look forward to this weekend, and News Channel 11 has a rundown of just a few to help kick off the summer. Iris Festival Greeneville’s 27th annual Iris Festival boasts over 150 different vendors from a variety of art, craft, food and retail backgrounds. On May 21 and […]

ETSU breaks ground on new baseball training facility

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — East Tennessee State University Athletics held a ceremony Friday before breaking ground on a new indoor training facility for the school’s baseball team. Donors, community leaders and school officials met at Thomas Stadium to announce the project. “Today we begin a training facility enhancement to Thomas Stadium that is over […]

Nah, Devil Fans Aren't A Bunch Of Hooligans

Some e-mails just stick with you. Following a lopsided Greeneville girls soccer win in a state sectional at Fox Field back in October, a volunteer from the opposing school fired off a doozy that’s still in my inbox. The 816-word rant accuses Greeneville fans – its student section in particular – of poor sportsmanship and psychological abuse toward opposing players, and calls out school leadership for condoning it. The e-mail...

SGMS Athletes Earn All-State Track Honors

FRANKLIN — South Greene High School’s track and field program will welcome three All-State middle schoolers next season. Natalie Foshie, Braxstin Roberts and Zackriah Duncan capped their eighth grade years at South Greene Middle School by taking the All-State podium at Saturday’s TMSAA Class A outdoor state championships. They’ll forever be the first All-State track and field athletes for South Greene Middle, as coach Jennifer Ottinger’s team just completed the program’s first year. ...

Daughter remembers Greene Co. double homicide victim Sherry Cole

GREENE COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Faithful, sweet, kind. That’s how Crystal Cole remembers her mother Sherry Cole, the 59-year-old who was killed at her Limestone home alongside her 7-year-old grandchild Jessie Allen on April 24. “She thought everyone had good in them.” “I don’t remember ever seeing her get mad,” said Crystal. “She was so […]

Iris Festival returning to Greene County Saturday & Sunday

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) — A nearly three-decades-old tradition will return to Greene County May 21-22. The 27th annual Iris Festival will attract thousands of visitors to downtown Greeneville as vendors line the streets with crafts, food and activities the entire family can enjoy. From College to Academy streets, festival-goers can anticipate arts and crafts booths […]

Kitten season has arrived. Here’s how you can help

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Washington County, Tennessee Animal Shelter took to Facebook on Thursday to announce that an influx of kittens and cats has overwhelmed the facility as it attempts to accommodate them. The shelter took in 33 kittens and cats — mostly kittens, the animal haven noted — in the past two […]

Prep Roundup for May 19

The Greene Devils are tough to tame. Tennessee High dropped a 5-0 TSSAA Region 1-AA championship game match at Greeneville on Thursday night. Greeneville (13-5-3) took a 3-0 lead at halftime and added two more in the second half. Brady Quillen, Spencer Robinson, David Fisher, Austin Beets and Landyn White...

Oliver Springs Nips North Greene

OLIVER SPRINGS — Bella Thornton made sure North Greene’s big first inning from 2021 wouldn’t repeat itself. She hit five batters and walked another, but the Oliver Springs ace didn’t allow any other base runners in Saturday’s Class A Sectional. The Lady Bobcats secured their second TSSAA Spring Fling berth, and first since 2013, with a 2-0 win over North Greene. Thornton struck out five in the no-hitter for coach...